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Touching Cold Sore And Possible HIV Exposure

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Sore throat one week after possible exposure

Posted by ejchak, 1 Reply
I had sex with a guy exactly 9 days ago, he told me that he was tested and his status is negative, but at this point that means nothing to me.
we gave each other oral, and made out constantly. then he gave me anal. a condom was used, the condom did... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »

Cold/Canker Sores

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a quick question about cold and canker sores. I've had 2 cold sores and 1 canker sore in the past year. Does this seem abnormal, and if so are these possible symptoms of HIV. I has one possible exposure over a year ago, I got tested outside... Read more »

3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
Need an expert opinion please!!! Having a tough, tough time and can't get straight answers.

Had protected vaginal sex with a female of unknown std status, but during sex the condom broke and there was 2-3 mins before I noticed and stopped.

3 weeks... Read more »

Possible Exposure & Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well the time is nearing my 3 month mark and I'm getting more and more scared. My potential exposure was on November 11. I interpret my 3 month mark as being tomorrow, Saturday 2/11, so instead of going today to be tested, I'm going Monday... Read more »
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Possible Exposure While on PEP

I have been on PEP for the past 14 days. This treatment was started 5 hours after exposure, and all medications have been taken as prescribed without skipping a single dosage. My exposure was due to a condom breaking. A day ago, I was having sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello AA,I would not extend your 28-day PEP treatment cycle. If you are still in touch with your recent top-gun, you might ask him to get a rapid HIV test. If indeed he tests negative, this would offer additional reassurance.What I am most concerned... Read more »

risk of HIV from oral sex with cold sore

what are the risk of contracting hiv from someone from the act of performing oral sex when cold sore blisters are present on the lips of the partner providing the oral sex?would the use of a condom reduce the risk? it is possible for the virus to be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Theoretically, if you have some sort of active sore or lesion and that comes into contact with HIV infected fluids, there would be an increased risk of HIV transmission. A barrier that prevents fluids from coming into contact with the sore would... Read more »

"Freaking Out" with HIV Symptoms 3 weeks after possible exposure

22 days ago I had a encounter with a stranger that resulted in me receiving a blow job were I did ejaculate in her mouth. I also fingered her and she placed those fingers in my mouth for about 10 seconds. There was no intercourse of any kind....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For... Read more »

Oral Sex (Cunnilingis) with Cold Sores

Hi Shannon - I am a 30 year old male and my exposure was performing oral sex on a female of unknown status for 5-10 minutes (very intoxicated) who I met late at a bar and hooked up with on vacation. I had dead skin cells in both cheeks, three cold...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission, even with your sores it does increase the risk some but not very much. Fingering as well carries very low risk.This is not to say that it is not a way for transmission to occur, but with your... Read more »
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Canada: University Warns Students About Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure After Exercise

First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan, is currently trying to locate students who participated in the Northern Health Science Access Program's blood-typing exercise between 2002 and 2011, to alert them that they may have been... Read more »
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New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment. The state Department of Health said the hospital reported... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact... Read more »